Carton packaging is perfect for any shopper wanting to make better choices for the environment.
Paper and board packaging is easy to collect and recycle with reliable and well trusted recycling collection schemes in place across Europe. In fact, paper and board is the most recycled packaging material in the EU, with a .
Folding cartons can be recycled
. Therefore, it is important to collect, sort and recycle packaging so that there is always a plentiful supply.
Recycling couldn’t be easier: Separate carton packaging from general waste alongside other paper products, and ensure it’s as clean as possible. Next, remove any non-recyclable materials – such as film windows from the carton package. There will be recycling symbols on the packs to guide you.
Some 51% of cartons in Europe are made from recycled fibre and 49% from virgin fibre, while the industry continues to work to use less energy and less wood to become more resource-efficient. It’s also striving to develop lighter weight cartonboard, which will mean less packaging overall.
Next time you’re shopping, look for packaging with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) logos, and of course, check the recycling symbols to ensure as little goes to landfill as possible.